Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time taken to honor the memory and legacy of the historic civil rights leader. Los Angeles honors his legacy every year with incredible parades and celebrations all around the city. Check out our list below for powerful ways to remember the late Dr.King!
1. 35th Annual Kingdom Day Parade
The Kingdom Day Parade returns for its 35th year on Monday, January 20, 2023. The historic parade starts at 11 A.M. on Western Avenue and runs west along Martin Luther King Boulevard, turns on Crenshaw Boulevard, then east on Vernon Avenue before it ends at Leimert Park with a grand celebration full of music, dancing, food, and more. Those who won’t be able to attend in person and still join in on the festival by tuning into the live stream on ABC7.
🗓️When: January 20, 2023 at 11 A.M.
📍Location: 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles 90008
2. King Fest
(Previously scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2023, but has been postponed until Saturday, February 18, 2023 to coincide with Black History Month.) The City of Inglewood will host its 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration. In honor of Dr. King’s legacy, there’ll be food trucks, commercial vendors, interactive games, live performances by notable stars, L.A.’s hottest DJs and more along downtown Market Street.
📅 When: Saturday, February 18, 2023
📍 Location: Downtown Market Street (from Regent Street to Nutwood Street)
3. King Day at California African American Museum
The California African American Museum is holding an incredible King Day 2023 celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023. Their event will feature a powerful performance by the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, a King Study Group, family-friendly activities, arts & crafts, food trucks and more. Get the full information on the CAAM site here!
🗓️ When: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
📍 Location: CAAM, 600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037
4. L.A. Works’ Martin Luther King Day of Service 2023
Taking place at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, on Monday, January 16, 2023 L.A. works is hosting a memorable nonprofit fair that will include a panel discussion, food festival, and so much more. Get full info here!
📆 When: Monday, January 16, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.
📍 Location: LA Memorial Coliseum, 3911 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA United
5. Visit a California National Park
To honor the birthday of Martin Luther King, National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees for everyone on Monday, January 16, 2023, as the first fee free day of the year. Click here for your full list of options!